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November 6, 2018 Volume 3 Issue 45
News and Updates
Homelessness: Orange County Approves $25 Million for Permanent Supportive Housing, Greenlights 3 New Supportive Housing Projects

Orange County is closer to achieving its goal of building 2,700 new permanent supportive housing units for the homeless. On Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved $25 million in Mental Health Services Act funding for permanent supportive housing and gave the green light to three new housing projects in Central Orange County.

The three new permanent supportive housing projects will add 84 new units for people who meet the criteria for special needs housing. You can find out more about the specific projects from Supervisor Do’s press release.

In addition to the new housing projects, county officials dedicated $25 million in Mental Health Services Act funding to spur production of more supportive housing. Orange County has 259 new mental health and special needs housing units in progress.

The Santa Ana Arts Collective is one of the new projects that will include 10 units of special needs permanent supportive housing.
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9th Annual Alzheimer’s Latino Conference

On Saturday, Supervisor Andrew Do sponsored the 9th Annual Alzheimer’s Latino Conference in Santa Ana with Alzheimer's Orange County.

Over 84,000 people in Orange County are affected by Alzheimer’s. Although there are more non-Hispanic people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias compared to other racial or ethnic groups in the United States, older Hispanics are more likely to have Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

The conference provided hands-on care and support, medical exams, medical consultations, information, and education and resources for families in Orange County to help ensure those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias are properly cared for.

To learn more, visit Alzheimer’s Orange County’s website.

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Tzu Chi Foundation Health Fair

Hundreds of residents came out to the Tzu Chi Foundation Health Fair this past Sunday at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana.  Supervisor Do sponsored the event to help provide free services to the community, including dental, vision, acupuncture, medical, pharmacy free screening services. People started lining up at 2am for vision testing.

Chairman Do serves on the County’s Medi-Cal Health Plan, CalOptima, where he conducted the agency’s most extensive member health needs assessment in its 22-year history. The study gathered responses from all geographic areas of Orange County, across all age groups and in 10 languages. The results found that 41% did not see a dentist because of cost, 25% did not have or know of a dentist, 28% said it takes too long to get an appointment, among other findings. Chairman Do is committed to expanding access to health care for all Orange County residents, and sponsoring health fairs is a step in that direction.

Thank you to the Tzu Chi Foundation and all the doctors and nurses who came to provide these services!

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Supporting Our Military Families

Thank you to the Bob Hope USO for hosting the 3rd Annual Military Family Carnival in Garden Grove! A special thanks to Jan Spriggs for being recognized as USO Stateside Volunteer of the Quarter!

Bob Hope USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation. They provide services, programming and outreach across Southern California to over 250,000 members of the military and their families.

If you would like to volunteer for the Bob Hope USO you can learn more here

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Coding for the Future

Last week, Supervisor Do joined in the launch of Heritage Computer Science Academy's Computer Science Immersion Program. Garden Grove Unified School District partnered with Code to the Future to launch the district’s first Computer Science Immersion Academy beginning in 2018-2019.

All students who attend Heritage will be part of the Computer Science Immersion Academy, learning programming, robotics, coding, and other computer programming skills as part of their daily instruction. 

Computer science education is incredibly important for the next generation of our workforce and with this program our students will be learning the latest and greatest in technology.

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In This Issue
orange arrow Homelessness: Orange County Approves $25 Million for Permanent Supportive Housing, Greenlights 3 New Supportive Housing Projects
orange arrow 9th Annual Alzheimer’s Latino Conference
orange arrow Tzu Chi Foundation Health Fair
orange arrow Supporting Our Military Families
orange arrow Coding for the Future
Chris Wangsaporn
Chief of Staff

Veronica Carpenter
Deputy Chief of Staff

Tara Campbell
Communications Director

Ofelia Velarde-Garcia
Policy Advisor

Chris Gaarder
Policy Advisor

Manning Pham
Administrative Assistant

Joyce Rivero
Executive Secretary

Matt Haines
Communications Specialist

Jack Du
Administrative Assistant

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